Welcome to Interlink’s Information bulletin
Nominate NOW for the Interlink RCT Volunteer Awards Celebration which will be held at our FestiVol event on 6 June!! There are a few places left at FestiVol so book your stall NOW!! In this issue we have added more training courses and information about Investing in Volunteers. If you have events or information you would like to include in the bulletin please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 6 May. Click here to view the Spring Edition of our newsletter.
Interlink RCT Volunteer Awards Celebration – Nominate now! Don’t miss your opportunity to nomination your volunteers for the 2015 Interlink RCT’s Volunteer Awards Celebration! The closing date for nominations is 8 May 2015. You can download the nomination form by clicking on the link above.
FestiVol – Don’t Miss Out – Book your place NOW!!
Excitement is mounting at Interlink as we get to grips with putting on our first ever Outdoor Celebration of Volunteering, FestiVol.
The event will be a wonderful opportunity for our Member Organisations to showcase their projects and their work to the wide audience expected to pass through Ponty Park on a Summer Saturday! It also gives Members the chance to celebrate their Volunteers by bringing them along to a Family Fun Day, which will of course be free to all.
In one of our Marquees we will host Interlink’s Annual Volunteer Celebration Ceremony.
There’s Something for Everyone!!
Don’t miss out! Get involved NOW!
If you would like to be involved in FestiVol by having a stall / put on an activity please get in touch. Contact Interlink on 01443 846200 or e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/Festivol
The Investing in Volunteers Health Check – for organisations committed to volunteers – If you would like to find out more, contact Christine Davies firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or email@example.com or register your interest online at www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk
ICF Community Coordinator Bulletin Cynon – for more information contact Jason Tynan at Interlink on 01443 846200.
Interlink is made up of our members, which are all community and voluntary organisations. We believe the more we work together, the stronger we all become. Once you join, you will be able to make use of all the things we have to offer. Please fill in our Membership application form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to us at the address below.
Interlink Conference Facilities
Interlink offers a range of meeting and conference facilities, whether your requirements are for a training venue, conferences, small meetings or one-to-ones. www.interlinkrct.org.uk/conference-facilities
Are you looking for office accommodation in the Pontypridd area? We have office space available to rent in our office in Upper Boat, for more information give us a call on 01443 846200.
Training Courses – April – September 2015
Substance Misuse (TEDS) – 5 May 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.30pm – FREE Training
Engaging Older People – 4 June 2015 at Interlink – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Perinatal Mental Health Basic Awareness – 9 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.30pm FREE
Action Learning Sets – 11 June 2015 at Interlink, 1.30pm-5.00pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Running your Organisation – Exceptional Committees – 11 June 2015, 9.30am-12.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Mental Health First Aid for Adults – 12 and 19 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm – Cost £40 for both days
First Class Funding Strategies – 17 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-12.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Taking Involvement to the Next Level – 17 June 2015 at Interlink, 2.00pm-4.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Mentoring Training Level 2 – 25 and 26 June 2015 at Interlink, 10.00am – 3.00pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Evaluating What you do – Measuring Impact – 1 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 3.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
First Aid Training – 17 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 4.30pm – Interlink /CVC members £40/Non-members £80
Health and Safety Training – 23 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm – Interlink/CVC members £45/Non-members £90
Introduction to Investing in Volunteers – 17 September 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.00pm FREE
Mental Health First Aid for Youth – 25 September and 2 October at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm – Cost £40 for both days
Safeguarding Children and Young People – 30 September 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.30pm – Cost TBA
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – 30 September 2015 at Interlink, 1.30pm – 4.30pm – Cost TBA
For more information visit our website
Cwm Taf Safeguarding Children Board Training Programme 2015-16 For more information email: email@example.com
ICT Support / Bespoke Training
Interlink are able to assist with skill sharing or provide bespoke training on the following Microsoft packages:
Word Excel Publisher Access Powerpoint Internet and e.mail
Our Admin team are able to assist organisations with the following services:
• Website • Mailshot • Desktop publishing • Photocopying • Laminating/Binding • Signposting
For more information contact us on 01443 846200 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/training to see what training we have on offer.
WCVA Charity Law and Governance Conference – 28 April 2015
Valleys Citizens meeting on 29 April 2015 For anyone interested from any background in working together to have a voice through a Citizens alliance in the Valleys, the meeting will be held at: St Dyfrig’s Church Hall, Treforest
CF37 1DB at 7.00pm. For more information contact: Richard.Weaver@citizenswales.org.uk www.citizensuk.org/cymru
Well-being of Future Generations (WFG) Act Events – Throughout May
Ignite’s UK Roadshow – Ignite, is a £10m social impact investment fund backed by Centrica, is looking for the brightest business ideas that use energy to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have an idea, we would love to hear from you. Applications will be shortlisted and finalists will be invited to pitch to a panel of industry and social enterprise experts in June 2015. Applications open 13 April 2015 Final deadline for applications 15 May 2015 For more information and to apply, visit our website: www.ignitesocialenterprise.com/challenge/
BiFest Wales 2015 – Saturday 9 May 2015, 12 noon to 11:45pm – First Floor, YMCA Swansea.
FREE Spring 2015 events programme at The Redhouse – Famous for Five Minutes – 12 May 2015 at 7.00 -9.00pm
RCT Homes Community Fun Day 2015 – 31 July 2015 at Tonyrefail Leisure Centre, 10.30am and 4.00pm.
Training Courses with TEDS – Understanding Substance Misuse – For more information contact TEDS on 01685 880090
Launch of the 2015 South Wales Business Awards – Entries to the 2015 round must be submitted by 10 July 2015. The 2015 Awards will be held on Friday 11 September 2015 at The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge. www.southwalesbusinessawards.co.uk/index.php
£10,000 F Factor Competition Open to Tech Savvy Young Entrepreneurs (UK) –Entries can be made until midnight on 5 May 2015. www.ffactor.co
Nominations Open for the 2016 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – Nominations for each strand of the 2016 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise must be submitted by 30 September 2015. www.awardsintelligence.co.uk/service/queens-awards-enterprise
Rhondda Foodbank Annual Sponsored Walk – 12 September 2015
Peny y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project – check out the website for more information www.penycymoedd.vattenfall.co.uk
Welsh Government recently published a consultation on Landfill Disposals Tax which will replace the UK Landfill Tax in Wales in 2018. This consultation will run from 24 February – 19 May
Have your say at http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/finance/landfill-disposals-tax/?lang=en
Cyfle ichi ddweud eich dweud yn http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/finance/landfill-disposals-tax/?lang=cy
Welsh Government are running a consultation (10 February – 6 May) on a Land Transaction Tax which will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales from April 2018.
Have your say at http://gov.wales/consultations/finance/land-transaction-tax/?&lang=en
Cyfle ichi ddweud eich dweud yn http://gov.wales/consultations/finance/land-transaction-tax/?skip=1&lang=cy
Integrated Offender Management Team (IOM) are looking for third sector agencies in the local communities that may be able to offer assistance to their offenders in IOM – whether this is advice and guidance or practical assistance in their resettlement. The aim is that for each area, the IOM teams can start networking with any agencies and eventually set up a local directory as to what is available for their offenders.
The areas we have come up with are as follows:-
Homelessness; Affordable/accessible housing; Assistance in advancing education; Finances/welfare rights/debt advice;
Lifeskills; Mental Health; Drug/alcohol problems; Mentoring; Self-esteem; Supporting young people (18-25); Parenthood (including young mothers/fathers); Women’s issues- advocacy, health, drop in, support and guidance;
Domestic Abuse. For more information contact Catrin Lewis, Team Manager, Wales Community Rehabilitation Company/Provider of probation services by email: email@example.com or call 01792 478177 Website www.walescrc.co.uk
Senior Finance Officer vacancy with Groundwork Wales – Closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Thursday 30 April 2015. Contact Groundwork on 01495 222605 for an application pack. www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/careers
Assistant Manager vacancy with G C Enterprise (Wales) Ltd – Closing date for all applications is at 4.00pm on Thursday 30 April 2015. For an application pack contact Groundwork Caerphilly, Mynyddislwyn Offices, Bryn Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Gwent NP12 2BH Telephone 01495 222605 or email Caerphilly@groundwork.org.uk
Growing Together Wales Advisor with Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens – Closing date: 12.00pm on Thursday 30 April 2015. Interview date: Thursday 7 May 2015, Cardiff. To download a copy of the job pack, please visit www.farmgarden.org.uk/about-us/jobs
RCT Together – Community Enabling Fund – Expression of Interest Form now available on RCT Council Website – If you need any further information, please contact Debra Hanney, Community Asset Development Officer
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council on 01443 425761. RCT Together – Enjoy the video link to find out more about RCT Together.
Speakeasy Advice Energy Project – As an organisation Speakeasy Advice Centre specialises in providing free debt and welfare benefits advice, as well as running an Energy Advice Project. www.speakeasyadvice.co.uk.
Arts & Business Cymru’s CultureStep Programme – 2015/16 Rounds Announced – The next submission deadline is 19 June 2015. www.aandbcymru.org.uk/culturestep-1
Accelerating Ideas Pilot – The Accelerating Ideas pilot is testing a completely new funding approach which aims to get great ideas and practice more widely shared and adopted across the UK www.biglottery.org.uk
Getting Ahead 2 – A new £10 million funding programme aims to boost the employment prospects of young people in Wales with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Deadline is 29 May 2015.